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How does pilonidal cyst drainage and surgery work?

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It depends: All pilonidal cysts are infected to a degree. When there is redness and pus drainage is done. Whe the infection is controlled wide excision is done. Either method carry a 30% recurrence rate.

Answered 5/17/2018

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Dr. Allen Kamrava answered

Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery

2 different things: Drainage is for active infections surgery is for cure, which is usually reserved for cases without active infection.

Answered 5/7/2018

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Can I live with pilonidal cyst. with no surgery? is there any risk?

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